After 10 years in the making, CID filmmaker Arwen Curry is proud to announce the World Premiere of WORLDS OF URSULA K. LE GUIN at Sheffield Doc/Fest in the UK on June 10th and 12th. The visually rich documentary explores the life and legacy of the groundbreaking science fiction and fantasy writer, who passed away in January. Featuring Margaret Atwood, Neil Gaiman, David Mitchell, Michael Chabon, Samuel R. Delany and more.
'CRIP CAMP' WINS BIG AT DOCLANDS DOC PITCH
A huge congratulations to CID filmmakers, Jim LeBrecht and Nicole Newnham whose film, CRIP CAMP, took home the $25,000 grand prize at the DocLands Documentary Film Festival DocPitch! DocPitch works to connect filmmakers and their ideas to distributors, organizations, philanthropists, fellow filmmakers, and future audiences.
In the true spirit of supporting indie films, Jim and Nicole chose to pay it forward and donate $5,000 of their prize to another project that pitched.
The documentary follows the journey of an Iraqi refugee and former translator for the US military. Wrongfully accused of being a double agent, tortured, and ostracized from his family and country Ghazwan Alsharif struggles to rebuild his life in the US while coming out as an openly gay man.
ENCORE NATIONAL PUBLIC TV SCREENING OF 'THE GUY NEXT DOOR'
In celebration of LGBTQ Pride month, the award-winning documentary THE GUYS NEXT DOOR from the filmmaking team of Allie Humenuk and Amy Geller, is having an encore National Public TV screening on PBS'sThe World Channel on Tuesday, June 19th, 9pm. It will also premiere locally on Maine Public Television on Thursday, June 28th, 10pm and Saturday, June 30th, 11am. If you've missed this heartwarming story of family, friendship and gay rights, please watch!
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LEF MOVING IMAGE FUND GRANTEES
LEF Foundation announced 10 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $190,000 in support for New England-based documentary filmmakers. Five of these were CID sponsored films! Congratulations to the below, and a huge thank you to LEF for their incredible support.
Stalin, Lenin, and Other Tales From South India ($25,000)
Directed and Produced by Kavita Pillay
'EAST LA INTERCHANGE' AVAILABLE ON DVD
A message from filmmaker, Betsy Kalin:
As EAST LA INTERCHANGE continues its educational tour of colleges and universities, we’re thrilled to announce that we just released it on DVD for home use! Please check out this award-winning documentary about one community’s history of resistance, activism, and diversity featuring will.i.am, Father Greg Boyle, Josefina López, and narration by Danny Trejo.
Want to hear great live music and support documentary film? Check out the benefit concert and screening for Seth Fein's OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, a new documentary about the origins of fake news in Washington's TV Cold War against Fidel Castro in the sixties.
The event will take place on June 16th, from 6pm - 9pm at Terraza 7 (40-19 Gleane Street, Elmhurst, Queens 11373). Live music by Radio Jarocho & Zenen Zeferino from their recently released CD, Rios de Norte y Sur.
BOOK A 'DAWNLAND' SCREENING
A message from co-director, Adam Mazo:
We're excited to announce that we're now booking screenings of DAWNLAND for fall 2018 and beyond.
If your conference, tribe, school, museum, theater, faith organization or theater are interested in organizing a 'Dawnland' screening event or teacher professional development workshop please be in touch. We hope to join you in person or via video whenever possible. Our schedule for the fall is filling up quickly!